The Ann Stokes

Ann Stokes started her career aboard the USS Ship Red Rover. She worked and traveled with the ship being a African American Nurse up and down the Ohio, Mississippi river’s and their tributaries for over 18 months.  She a contraband was the first Navy Nurse to receive her pension.



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  1. What a great video that tells a part of a great piece of history. Being a small town boy from Mounds, IL., I could relate and feel your pain in telling as I remember my grandmother Lillian telling these stories.

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